Head Quarters New Windsor 16th May 1781.
I have been honored with your favors of the 2d and 8th Inst. The first did not reach me till yesterday. I have immediately made application to Sir Henry Clinton for permission to send Tobacco to Charles Town, but I apprehend it will not be granted, as I think a request of a similar nature has been heretofore refused.
Inclosed you have some additions to the arrangements of the Penna line—They have been transmitted to me by Brig. Genl Wayne. I have the honor to be &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.